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Over 6,500 Youths Have Been Trained On Agriculture Business And Large Scale Farming – Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Adesina Akinwunmi, has announced that about 6,618 youths have been trained on agriculture business and large scale farming. Akinwunmi made the statement at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti during a programme to enlighten youths on how to create wealth, convened by the United Mandate. Akinwunmi, who was represented by Blaise … Continue reading

BOI Set to Assist Agro-Processing Business in Nigeria

It is good news for agro businesses in Nigeria as the Bank of Industry (BOI) is set to key into the Federal Government’s Industrial Revolution Plan (IRP) as well as the National Enterprises Development Programme (NEDEP) in providing credit facilities for Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs). Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOI, … Continue reading

Federal Government to Launch 600 Agricultural Machinery Hiring Centres

Federal Government to Launch 600 Agricultural Machinery Hiring Centres Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services 0 The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to launch 600 agricultural machinery hiring centres across the country in a fortnight. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina made this known in a … Continue reading

ABUAD, making a bold statement through agric

For a university that’s just four years old, one would have expected the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, to be grappling with what is generally known as its teething problems. Somehow, if there are problems, which are bound to exist, ABUAD is making a big statement with its ambitious agriculture programme, which may ultimately announce … Continue reading

Food import bill has reduced in 3 yrs —Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the nation’s food import bill has reduced from a total of one trillion, four hundred billion naira (1.4t) approximately seven billion USD from 2009 ,to six hundred and eighty four billion naira approximately 4.35billion USD as at December 2013 He also said paddy rice production has grown by an … Continue reading

Jonathan commissions Africa’s largest rice mill in Nassarawa – Rice Production: Nigeria to Surpass 2015 Targeted 20 Million Metric Tons by December 2014

Remarks By President Jonathan At The Commissioning Of Olam Rice Mills In Nasarawa July 14 1.            I am very pleased to be here today for the commissioning of the OLAM Integrated Rice Mill. I congratulate OLAM for its investment in Nigerian agriculture sector. Indeed, this is a mark of confidence in the success of our … Continue reading

Cotton Farming is Back in Nigeria: 40,000 Bauchi farmers engage in cotton production

By Umar Sa’id Mohd Bauchi / June 28, 2014 Over 40,000 farmers from Bauchi state have been registered to participate in cotton production during this year’s faming season in the state. Also arrangement has been concluded to engage such farmers in cotton production where improved cotton seeds and chemicals will be sold at subsidy rate … Continue reading


In a bid to arrest the downward slide in cost of rice paddy in the state owing to what has been termed a ‘super harvest’ by Alhaji Mohammed Sahabi Auzi, the State Chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), the Kebbi State Government has revealed that it has plans to buy about 10,000 … Continue reading


I know that in today’s Nigeria, objective critical thinking is fast becoming a scarce resource and endangered specie. Most people prefer to stick with their untested dogmatic view about specific subjects. This is more so, because actually thinking things out is now a hard job. So, for instance, without making any effort to really evaluate … Continue reading

‘Nigeria has gotten a lot better,’ says South African agribusiness entrepreneur

Cassava, a woody shrub with an edible root that looks like a large sweet potato, is one of the most widely grown crops in Nigeria, produced largely by small-scale farmers. Although cassava roots can be processed into a variety of products – including cassava flour, starch, ethanol and glucose syrup – the crop has not … Continue reading

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